Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
Though a good idea in principle. Perhaps invading another country accused of harbouring the Taliban would open a can of worms to both our troops and the middle east and India in our quest to rid the Taliban from the face of the earth.
It is said the Taliban use Pakistan's porous border to flee from Afghanistan when fighting Canadian and allied troops. An invasion of a nuclear power would put many countries ill at ease, with Inida most likely joining the fray as India and Pakistan relations are strained and India may use this excuse to join in the fight with Iran at a close second.
Afghan president says he'll send troops to Pakistan to fight Taliban
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan President Hamid Karzai threatened Sunday to send Afghan troops across the border to fight militants in Pakistan, a forceful warning to insurgents and the Pakistani government that his country is fed up with cross-border attacks.
Karzai said Afghanistan has the right to self defense, and because militants cross over from Pakistan "to come and kill Afghan and kill coalition troops, it exactly gives us the right to do the same."
Speaking at a Sunday news conference, Karzai warned Pakistan-based Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud that Afghan forces would target him on his home turf. He is suspected in last year's assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.